WNKU bites the dust

September 20th, 2017

We knew this was coming. The new owners are taking over at WNKU, and all their current programming – including the GD Hour – will cease after this week.

Damn.

Cincinnati-area listeners, is there another radio station that might be interested?

You still have Ramblin’ Rob’s Greatest Story Ever Told, Thursdays 8-10pm on WAIF 88.3

Current station list is here.

Gans gigs this week: VA, NC, and SC!

September 18th, 2017

More info and more gigs at dgans.com

  • Tuesday, September 19: DG and The Grass Is Dead at The Ante Room, 219 Water Street West, Charlottesville VA
  • Wednesday, September 20, 9pm: DG and The Grass Is Dead at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro NC
  • Thursday, September 21: Charleston Pour House w/ The Grass Is Dead. Advance tickets available.
  • Friday, September 22: DG and Better Off Dead at The Whiskey, Wilmington NC
  • Saturday, September 23: House concert in Lexington SC. Email me for info/reservations
  • Sunday, September 24: DG and The Possums at the Pour House, 224 Blount Street, Raleigh NC
  • Grateful Dead Hour no. 1513

    September 17th, 2017

    Week of September 18, 2017

    Part 1 25:08
    Panel discussion 6/10/17 at Folsom Field, Boulder CO
    Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart interviewed by G Brown
    Gregg Allman, Southern Blood (Rounder)
    BLACK MUDDY RIVER

    Part 2 30:37
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    SUGAR MAGNOLIA
    SING ME BACK HOME
    NOT FADE AWAY->
    GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD->
    NOT FADE AWAY

    The June 10 panel discussion was the unveiling of an exhibit on the Grateful Dead in Colorado, now permanently installed at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, located in the trading post at Red Rocks in Morrison CO. Take a look the next time you’re up there!

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Umphrey’s McGee returns to The Cap for 2 nights on October 20th and 21st. Psychedelic light shows and shredding guitar solos will be in full effect. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Dead & Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead & Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1512

    September 10th, 2017

    Week of September 11, 2017

    Part 1 12:54
    Dead & Company 5/27/17 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV
    JACK STRAW

    Part 2 42:39
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    THE OTHER ONE->
    BASS SOLO->
    THE OTHER ONE->
    WHARF RAT

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Acclaimed alt-country rockers Drive-By Truckers will get rowdy at The Cap on Friday, October 6. Strand of Oaks opens with a special brand of indie Americana. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1511

    September 3rd, 2017

    Week of September 4, 2017

    Part 1 32:14
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    HE’S GONE
    GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
    CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
    I KNOW YOU RIDER
    MEXICALI BLUES

    Part 2 22:51
    Grateful Dead, Europe ’72
    YOU WIN AGAIN
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    TRUCKIN’->
    DRUMS

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. One of the Northeast’s premier Grateful Dead cover bands, Gratefully Yours, lets the good times roll at Garcia’s on WED, SEP 20. Deadhead friends and family gather at Garcia’s! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    New station in Monterey CA

    August 30th, 2017

    KRML 102.1 FM / 1410 AM Monterey CA – Sundays 8pm starting this week!

    The complete station list is posted here.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1510

    August 29th, 2017

    Week of August 28, 2017

    Part 1 15:09
    Jerry Garcia, Garcia (Round Records)
    DEAL
    Bob Weir, Ace (Rhino)
    WALK IN THE SUNSHINE
    Grateful Dead, Europe ’72 (Remastered) (Rhino)
    THE STRANGER (TWO SOULS IN COMMUNION)

    Part 2 39:45
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    TENNESSEE JED
    PLAYING IN THE BAND
    LOSER
    BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
    CASEY JONES

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1509

    August 20th, 2017

    Week of August 21, 2017

    Part 1 25:52
    Dead & Company 6/1/17 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
    ESTIMATED PROPHET
    Mickey Hart, Planet Drum (2016 reissue) (Universal Music)
    ISLAND GROOVE

    Part 2 29:40
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    BLACK THROATED WIND
    CUMBERLAND BLUES
    JACK STRAW
    BIG RAILROAD BLUES
    EL PASO

    John Mayer was kind enough to send me a list of favorite moments from the summer’s Dead & Company tour. This “Estimated Prophet” was on that list, and rightly so! You can get this and other Dead & Company concert recordings in a variety of configurations from livedead.co

    The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

    Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand, an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico featuring Three Dead & Company concerts on the beach. Playing in the Sand happens Feb 15 – 18, 2018. That’s Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand — Riviera Maya, Mexico — February 15 through 18th. Information and ticketing at playinginthesand.com

    The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. Rock icons Little Feat put on their sailing; shoes at The Cap on Saturday, September 9th. On Sunday, September 17, WFUV Presents singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile for an Acoustic Evening of Songs and Stories. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1508

    August 13th, 2017

    Week of August 14, 2017

    Part 1 27:59
    Jerry Garcia, Garcia (Round Records)
    SUGAREE
    Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 23 (1/22/78) (Rhino)
    THE OTHER ONE->
    SPACE

    Part 2 26:57
    Grateful Dead 7/25/72 Paramount Theater, Portland OR
    PROMISED LAND
    SUGAREE
    ME AND MY UNCLE
    BIRD SONG

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand, an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico featuring Three Dead & Company concerts on the beach. Playing in the Sand happens Feb 15 – 18, 2018. That’s Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand — Riviera Maya, Mexico — February 15 through 18th. Information and ticketing at playinginthesand.com

    Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. You can experience Shakedown like never before at the final August Shakedown Sundays event on August 27. Live music, craft vendors, food, and much more. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1507

    August 6th, 2017

    Week of August 7, 2017

    Part 1 37:35
    Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
    SPACE->
    GIMME SOME LOVIN’->
    THE WHEEL->
    THE OTHER ONE->
    MORNING DEW

    Part 2 18:01
    Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
    SUGAR MAGNOLIA
    David Gans, It’s a Hand-Me-Down (Perfectible Recordings)
    WHARF RAT

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand, an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico featuring Three Dead & Company concerts on the beach. Playing in the Sand happens Feb 15 – 18, 2018.

    The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals play music to rock your soul at The Cap on Wednesday, August 23, and guitar virtuoso John Butler brings The John Butler Trio to The Cap on Thursday, August 24.  Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1506

    July 30th, 2017

    Week of July 31, 2017

    Part 1 16:50
    Dead & Company 6/25/17 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
    THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
    Bonnie Dobson, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead (Shanachie)
    MORNING DEW

    Part 2 38:25
    Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
    SCARLET BEGONIAS->
    TOUCH OF GREY
    SAMSON AND DELILAH->
    JAM-> (Bob, Brent, Mick, Billy)
    DRUMS

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand, an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico featuring three Dead & Company concerts on the beach. Playing in the Sand happens Feb 15-18, 2018. Information and ticketing at playinginthesand.com


    Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. August 11 and 12 will be “A Weekend of Funk & Friends” featuring Leo Nocentelli of The Meters. August 11 will feature Leo with Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk, and August 12 will feature Leo with Jaguar, a super group made up of members of Turkuaz and Kung Fu. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Thoughts on the Dead “promotes” my project

    July 25th, 2017

    It’s always fun to read Thoughts on the Dead, and even more fun to be mentioned!

    I appreciate the links to my Indiegogo project and the audio sampler… and the selection of photos!

    WYEP feature on my new project

    July 24th, 2017

    WYEP Pittsburgh has a nice “guest DJ” piece where I get to talk about my CD project. Listen here.

    I am performing at the Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh on Thursday, with Fungus. From there I go to Nelson Ledges, four gigs with Pearly Baker’s Best, and more. Full tour details here.

    And here is a link to the Indiegogo campaign. I’m asking for pre-orders – $15 for a digital download, $25 for a signed CD, or $100 for both those items plus a bonus disc with alternate takes, demos, etc.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1505

    July 23rd, 2017

    Week of July 24, 2017

    Part 1 27:49
    Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 9 (8/11/74) (Round Records)
    AIN’T NO WOMAN (LIKE THE ONE I’VE GOT)
    North Mississippi Allstars, Prayer for Peace (Songs of the South/Legacy)
    BID YOU GOODNIGHT
    Midnight North, Under the Lights (Trazmick Recordings)
    EVERYDAY

    Part 2 26:19
    Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
    BIRD SONG
    LOOKS LIKE RAIN
    DEAL

    Midnight North is a band featuring Grahame Lesh, son of you-know-who. And coincidentally, Grahame sang on the North Mississippi Allstars track that precedes his song!

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen plays The Cap with his new band The Nightflyers on August 3 and 4. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer has recruited four young musicians for his new project. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1504

    July 16th, 2017

    Week of July 17, 2017

    Part 1 27:32
    Dead & Company 6/30/17 Wrigley Field, Chicago
    LET IT GROW->
    UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

    Part 2 28:07
    Grateful Dead 8/30/85 Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston TX
    JACK STRAW
    ROW JIMMY
    CC RIDER

    Dead & Company summer tour shows are available for download in a variety of formats from livedead.co

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Sunday, July 30, Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh, son of the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, plays The Cap with premier Grateful Dead tribute band, Stella Blue’s Band. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.